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Lot 3549: Pair of Younge Percussion Pocket Pistols

Auction Date: December 5, 2021

Pair of Engraved and Silver Accented Younge Percussion Pocket Pistols

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Estimated Price: $950 - $1,600

A) Younge Pocket Pistol

Manufacturer: British
Model: Percussion
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 45
Barrel: 1 3/4 inch round
Finish: blue/bright/silver
Grip: walnut
Stock:
Item Views: 173
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 266
Class: Antique
Description:

These boxlock percussion pocket/muff pistols are signed "YOUNGE" on the left side of the German silver rounded actions and "Sheffield" on the opposite sides and have turn-off barrels, Birmingham proofs, mainly scroll engraving, silver lion mask pommel caps, silver wire and floral inlays on the sides of the checkered grips, and blank silver thumb plates.

Rating Definition:

Good with mostly bright German silver action, aged patinas on the silver, mottled gray and brown patina on the barrel and hammer, slight crack in the frame from contact with the hammer, and mild overall wear. The refinished grip is very good and has mostly crisp checkering, a sliver of wire absent on the left, and minor dings and scratches. Mechanically fine.



B) Younge Pocket Pistol

Manufacturer: British
Model: Percussion
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 45
Barrel: 1 3/4 inch round
Finish: blue/bright/silver
Grip: walnut
Stock:
Item Views: 173
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 266
Class: Antique
Description:

See "A." Provenance: Peter Sparks; The Milan J. Turk Collection

Rating Definition:

Good with mostly bright German silver action, aged patinas on the silver, mostly smooth gray and brown patina on the balance, battered barrel, and mild overall wear. The refinished grip is very goodand has mostly crisp checkering, some small slivers of wire lose, absent, or replaced and minor dings and scratches. Mechanically fine.



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